Molecular Pathology & Genomics

British Journal of Biomedical Science, Issue 1 2019 – synopsis

Editor Andrew Blann outlines the content of the latest issue, which opens with a synopsis of all the articles published in 2018, with the subtitle “What have we learned?” This review-type article is the subject of a JBL exercise. Notably, six of the eight published articles involve methods in molecular genetics.

World's first total-body scanner

Dr Ramsey Badawi discusses a medical imaging scanner that can capture a 3D picture of the whole human body at once.

Advances in DNA origami

New research describes a method allowing for the automation of DNA origami construction – accelerating and simplifying the process of crafting desired forms.

Diagnosing prostate cancer

Genetic alterations in low-risk prostate cancer diagnosed by needle biopsy can identify men that harbour higher-risk cancer in their prostate glands, according to new research.

Breath test to detect cancer

A clinical trial has been launched to see if a breath test could detect the presence of cancer.

Discovering the double helix

A look back in time to the history of the discovery of DNA and its structure – work which would change medicine and science forever.

January: news in numbers

A breakdown of science news this month, in numbers.

Genetic changes associated with physical activity

The time we spend sitting, sleeping and moving is determined in part by our genes, University of Oxford researchers have shown.

New genomics centre to open

Cancer Research UK and AstraZeneca have announced that they are opening a new centre in the UK, dedicated to realising the full potential of functional genomics in the discovery and development of new drugs for patients with cancer.

State-of-the-art pathology

A new state-of-the-art laboratory system for the Black Country Pathology Service (BCPS) has been announced.

My lab: cellular pathology

Consultant Cellular Pathologist Paul Cross gives a guided tour of his lab at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.

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